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Glasgow 2014's Athletes' Committee appoints new members

The Athletes' Advisory Committee (AAC) for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games has appointed three new members as the Committee broadens its expertise. Offering advice over the next three years to the Glasgow 2014 Board and Organising Committee (OC), the AAC will be responsible for providing an athlete perspective for the Games and will play a crucial advisory role in relation to Games planning. The AAC will become a key component in supporting the OC achieve its vision of a truly athlete centred and sport focused Games.

The AAC, which now has eight members, is made up of current Scottish athletes who are aiming to compete at Glasgow 2014 and former Scottish athletes who have a vast experience in competing at Commonwealth, Olympic and Paralympic Games.


Glasgow 2014 appoints BBC as Domestic Rights Holder for the Commonwealth Games

Glasgow 2014 has appointed the BBC as the Domestic Broadcast Rights Holder for the XX Commonwealth Games. The BBC investment in Glasgow 2014 reflects the importance of the Games to the Home nations and offers the Organising Committee an unparalleled platform for the promotion of the Games to the widest possible UK audience.

The BBC Network offers coverage of the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games through the BBC One and BBC Two television networks, news coverage across the BBC Radio and TV networks (including Radio 5 Live and Sports Extra), red button interactive and/or IPTV services, the BBC Sport website and international promotion of the Games through BBC World News and the BBC World Service.


Glasgow 2014 Chief Executive John Scott resigns after policy breach

Glasgow 2014, the Organising Committee for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth Games, has announced that its Chief Executive, John Scott, has resigned with immediate effect. David Grevemberg, the Chief Operating Officer, will take charge of the Organising Committee until a permanent Chief Executive appointment is made.

Lord Smith, Chairman of Glasgow 2014, said: "John Scott has made an important contribution to the planning of what we believe will be an outstanding Games. The Board has accepted his resignation today for an error of judgement he made in accepting, and not declaring, an offer from one of Glasgow 2014's potential Suppliers, in breach of the Organising Committee's strict Gifts and Gratuities policy.


Louis Rosa to deliver Glasgow 2014 Queen's Baton Relay

Glasgow 2014 announces today that event management expert Louis Rosa will lead on one of the Commonwealth Games' greatest traditions and the most complex event outside the Games themselves – the Queen's Baton Relay.

The Queen's Baton Relay has been the curtain-raiser to every Commonwealth Games since Cardiff 1958 and is a powerful representation of the unity and diversity of the Commonwealth of Nations. It symbolises the gathering of people from across the Commonwealth at the four-yearly festival of sport and culture.


Glasgow 2014 appoints Vicky Strange Head of Sport Competition

One of the key figures behind Team Scotland's first class organisation and medal success at the Delhi 2010 Commonwealth Games, Vicky Strange, has joined Glasgow 2014 as Head of Sport Competition. As well as playing a pivotal role in Team Scotland's second most successful Games performance as General Team Manager, Vicky has also been involved in varying capacities at both the Manchester 2002 and Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games.

In addition to her Commonwealth Games experience, Vicky has undertaken a variety of high performance and sport development roles in Scotland and is extensively travelled; including a cycle tour from New Zealand back to Scotland.


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